DHS field office reports re: cell site simulator deployments (USCG)

Shawn Musgrave filed this request with the Coast Guard of the United States of America.

It is a clone of this request.

Tracking # 2016-CGFO-01719
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From: Shawn Musgrave

To Whom It May Concern:

This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act. I hereby request the following records:

All field office annual reports reflecting the total number of times a cell-site simulator is deployed in the jurisdiction; the number of deployments at the request of other agencies, including state or local law enforcement; and the number of times the technology is deployed in emergency circumstances.

Per the amended policy on cell site simulators, "POLICY DIRECTIVE 047-02: Department Policy Regarding the Use of Cell-Site Simulator Technology" (available at https://www.dhs.gov/sites/default/files/publications/Department%20Policy%20Regarding%20the%20Use%20of%20Cell-Site%20Simulator%20Technology.pdf): "Each field office shall report to its Component headquarters annual records reflecting the
total number of times a cell-site simulator is deployed in the jurisdiction; the number of deployments at the request of other agencies, including state or local law enforcement; and the number of times the technology is deployed in emergency circumstances."

As I am submitting this FOIA request in my capacity as a journalist who has covered extensively the deployment of cell site simulators by law enforcement at the federal, state, and local levels, I assert that I am appropriately categorized as a media requester for the purpose of fees. As this request concerns a matter of intense public interest and responsive documents will be posted online for the public to review free of charge, I further request a waiver of any applicable fees.

In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 20 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Shawn Musgrave
New England Center for Investigative Reporting

From: DHS

Good Afternoon, Attached is our final response to your request.  If you need to contact this office again concerning your request, please provide the DHS reference number. This will enable us to quickly retrieve the information you are seeking and reduce our response time. This office can be reached at 866-431-0486 or 202-343-1743. Regards, DHS Privacy Office Disclosure & FOIA Program
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  • Department of Homeland Security FOIA 2016-HQFO-00373 Final Response - retrieved

  • Department of Homeland Security FOIA 2016-HQFO-00373 Final Response

From: USCG

Mr. Musgrave,
This acknowledges receipt of your January 29, 2016, Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request to the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG).
Your request was received on May 11, 2016 and has been assigned FOIA number 2016-CGFO-01719.
We have queried the appropriate component of the USCG for responsive records. If any responsive records are located, they will be reviewed for determination of releasability. Please be assured that one of the processors in our office will respond to your request as expeditiously as possible. We appreciate your patience as we proceed with your request.
You may check the status of your request by entering FOIA request number 2016-CGFO-01719 into the following site: http://www.dhs.gov/foia-status Request status is updated and refreshed on a nightly basis electronically.
You may contact this office via telephone at 202-475-3522 or via email at EFOIA@uscg.mil if you have any further questions. (mailto:EFOIA@uscg.mil)
Sincerely,
U.S. Coast Guard
FOIA/PA Office

From: HQS-SMB-FOIA

Good afternoon,

This acknowledges receipt of your Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request to the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG). Your request was assigned FOIA number 2016-CGFO-01719.

After review of your request, it has been determined that the information you are seeking is not under the purview of the USCG. Your request was sent to the Office of Intelligence (CG-2) and the Office of Law Enforcement Policy (CG-MLE) for review. The USCG does not exploit this type of technology.

If you need any further assistance or would like to discuss any aspect of your request, please send an e-mail to efoia@uscg.mil<mailto:efoia@uscg.mil>, call 202-475-3522, or you may contact our FOIA Public Liaison in the same manner. Additionally, you have a right to right to seek dispute resolution services from the Office of Government Information Services (OGIS) which mediates disputes between FOIA requesters and Federal agencies as a non-exclusive alternative to litigation. If you are requesting access to your own records (which is considered a Privacy Act request), you should know that OGIS does not have the authority to handle requests made under the Privacy Act of 1974. You may contact OGIS as follows:

Office of Government Information Services

National Archives and Records Administration

8601 Adelphi Road-OGIS

College Park,

Maryland 20740-6001

Email: ogis@nara.gov<mailto:ogis@nara.gov>

Telephone: 202-741-5770

Toll Free: 1-877-684-6448

Facsimile: 202-741-5769

Your request has been closed.

Sincerely,

Amanda C. Ackerson

Management and Policy Analyst

U.S. Coast Guard (CG-611)

Office of Information Management

2703 MARTIN LUTHER KING JR AVE SE STOP 7710

WASHINGTON DC 20593-7710

Phone: 202-475-3522

Fax: 202-372-8413

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  • Department of Homeland Security FOIA 2016-HQFO-00373 Final Response - retrieved

  • Department of Homeland Security FOIA 2016-HQFO-00373 Final Response